Coronavirus Update

Following Government advice, STEAM is closed to the public for the foreseeable future.  This will be reviewed in accordance with ongoing Government advice – further details on our closure will appear here. This closure includes our Platform One Café, online shop, plus schools and public events programmes.

While STEAM is temporarily closed, we are developing new ways for you to explore and engage with our galleries and collections online.

Visit our new Museum From Home webpage to find out more. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Virtual Tours

STEAM's displays and exhibitions can now be enjoyed from home. Take a free 360-degree virtual tour of the museum below. Look out for exclusive content including original film footage, interactive games, and quizzes as you make your way around our galleries.

Click here to open the virtual tour in a new window.

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Welcome to STEAM Museum – A First Class Day Out

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II listed railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works. Located right next to Swindon's Designer Outlet, the Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. See famous locomotives, ‘drive’ our train simulator and even work the signals in our interactive GWR signal box!



Mon-Sat: 10.00am - 5.00pm 

Sun: 11.00am - 4.00pm     

Museum Café   

Mon-Sat: 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Sun: 11.00am - 3.45pm

*Except 24, 25 and 26 December


Please see the Museum's Bag Policy


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